Spring, Time to Take Action

Spring is in the air at last after a long, cold and snowy winter in both North America and Europe.

Will you use it to jump-start your life?











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Time to shake off the lethargy of winter, wake up to the fact that almost a third of the year has gone. Time to get working towards those goals and plans for 2013 that we put together so enthusiastically a few short months ago. How much progress have you made towards your 2013 goals?

You may recall that I changed the design of this blog just before the end of last year, I was striving for a clean, simple, uncluttered design. I changed the theme to Gridiculous Pro from bavotasan, a versatile theme that is easily customisable. I have tried several colours and a variety of headers, tried it without a header. as much as I like the flexibility of the new theme, I have not been entirely convinced that the change from the old design has been successful, neither visitor numbers nor subscribers have increased substantially.

Using the impetus of Spring, I decided to make some more changes and sought advice from a very successful young business coach in Britain, Laura Leigh Clarke. Laura immediately advised me to make the blog “more sexy” add some colour and tone down the strong blue colour I had used in the header and post titles. She also gave me some good advice on content and other topics which I am working on.

That is why you would have noticed a change in the design of the blog this week. The header is not the final version, it needs some improvement, but early responses have been favourable.

I created this header in a few minutes using the free version of Xheader, it has a tutorial video and I found it very easy to use.

You will notice more design changes over the next few weeks. Blog posts will be focused on topics that will help you live an extraordinary life and less on contrarian views or current affairs. Posts on those topics will move to my other blog at PeterWright.biz and posts on business and social media will remain on FocusedProsperity.com.

Let me know what you think of the changes by leaving a comment.

Young or old, we only have a limited number of Springs ahead of us, for some this will be their last, let’s not waste this one.

How are you going to make the most of your Spring? Will you use the feeling of invigoration and new beginnings to build a better life? Or will you let your life slide into Summer, Autumn or Fall then Winter and look back in the quiet reflective days between Christmas and New Year’s day and wonder where 2013 went?

Wishing you success.

Peter Wright




p.s. I do not receive a commission from the people or businesses mentioned in this post.

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  2 comments for “Spring, Time to Take Action

  1. Roberta
    April 29, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I like the changes, especially adding more colors.

    I may be different this way, but content of a blog is more important to me than the overall look. So for me, I will visit this blog no matter how it looks.

    • May 1, 2013 at 7:21 am

      Thank you for your thoughts on the changes Roberta, and I agree that content is important. Like you I visit my favourite blogs for the content not the appearance. However, I probably miss a lot of good content because there is not enough to attract my attention on my first visit to a blog. Some studies indicate that we start forming an impression within half a second of landing on a new website page and within 5 seconds will decide to continue reading or leave.

      That is why I like your blog, even though I am not a cook, your food photos and descriptions tantalise me, I can taste and smell the food.

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